Church Magazine

IBRA READINGS 2021

Have you thought about having a daily Bible Reading book in 2021?   The International Bible Reading Association (IBRA)s main publication is called “FRESH from the WORD” giving a whole year of daily readings from both the Old and New Testaments.

If you have access to the website, more information about the new publication being offered can be found at http://christianeducation.org.uk/freshfromtheword

Books cost £9.99. IBRA also sell a selection of other Christian books and Christmas cards. I shall be happy to place orders and share postage costs and get it to you in time for 1st December.

As not everyone is back at church yet, please telephone or email me if you wish me to place an order for you, or if you would like more information.   Thank you,  Maria Boys

Wessex Synod News

Stepwise If you are keen to reflect on, and develop your Christian faith, ready to be stimulated and challenged, and want to make a difference in your own life and the lives of others, then Stepwise is what you’re looking for. Stepwise is shaped around your strengths and needs, in the context of your own community and church. It emphasises the importance of learning from your daily life – wherever you are and whoever God might be calling you to be. Stepwise is part of Walking the Way – Living the Life of Jesus Today, the United Reformed Church’s focus on whole of life discipleship – being a follower of Jesus.

– Faith Filled Life is the first of the Stepwise streams. A new online group will be starting in September, on Monday evenings. The first meeting will be on Monday 13 September 2021, 7pm – 9pm. The group will meet every 3 or 4 weeks, dates to be decided by the group. Closing date for bookings is Monday 15 August 2021. Please contact: bookings@urcwessex.org.uk Tel: 023 8067 4513.

Family News

We think of all the church family with Christian love and in our prayers and pray especially for those who are poorly or going through a difficult time.  We particularly pray for those who are recovering from surgery, and for those who have recently been bereaved.  We pray for those who are waiting for exam results and those who will be graduating, that they will be blessed as they continue with their hopes and dreams.    Janet Gotham